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Department of Community Development launches fundraising policy in Abu Dhabi


The scope of the policy covers all fundraising activities, including the collection, receipt and presentation of in-kind and cash donations in the Emirate through regular and digital means. Additionally, the policy covers the geographical area of ​​Abu Dhabi, including all its regions and free zones.

Through this policy, the DCD seeks to strengthen the fundraising system by issuing regulatory tools, supervising the implementation of regulations and legislation, and monitoring all aspects of fundraising activities within the Emirate. The DCD will also take measures, in coordination with the competent authorities, to address the alleged violations. The policy also aims to regulate fundraising activities in Abu Dhabi by establishing and implementing a unified electronic registry, created using the latest technology.

On this occasion, Engineer Hamad Ali Al Dhaheri, Deputy Secretary of the DCD, said: “Today we announce the launch of the Abu Dhabi Fundraising Policy, in line with the country’s laws and regulations, which allows the Department of Development Community organize fundraising activities. “We are confident that this policy will have an increasingly positive impact on Abu Dhabi society.”

Al Dhaheri added: “The policy is in line with best practices used to ensure that donations are given to eligible groups and that donor funds are protected. It also aligns with our effort to raise the quality of services within the social sector. The Department, in cooperation with strategic partners, continues to develop and design policies and implement social programs to achieve our vision of providing a dignified life for all.”

Mohammad Helal Al Balooshi, Executive Director of the Sports and Community Engagement Sector at DCD, said: “The policy will help establish an enabling regulatory framework that provides guidelines for fundraising activities, which would enhance the sense of trust and security of community. when donating. We hope that through this policy we can improve social responsibility among community members and encourage them to actively contribute to the positive impact in Abu Dhabi.”

Al Balooshi added: “We will work closely with partners and authorized entities to implement the new policy through a series of meetings and workshops, where the provisions will be reviewed. Additionally, DCD teams will work with concerned authorities to implement the policy objectives through the help of the Evaluation Committee, which will review applications and permits and evaluate entities according to the Efficiency Evaluation and Measurement System. “We will monitor the standards by which we apply the policy, while continually looking for opportunities for improvement by regularly updating the policy and ensuring its quality is maintained.”

The Abu Dhabi Fundraising Policy can be downloaded and more details on the subject can be found on the official DCD website


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